NTPC as well as AAI Sign MoU to Promote Solar Plants as well as EVs at Airports

Nov 6, 2020 12:44 PM ET
  • AAI has signed an MoU with NVVN, an NTPC subsidiary, to advertise the usage of EVs and set up solar energy plants at flight terminals throughout India.

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has actually announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam (NVVN), a wholly-owned NTPC subsidiary, to promote usage of electrical automobiles (EVs) as well as set up solar power plants at flight terminals NVVN, under the regards to the MoU, will be provided ample land and roof space free at identified AAI airports to set up solar energy plants.

The AAI owns and also handles greater than 100 airports across India. Only airports in Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Mangaluru as well as Lucknow are taken care of by personal business as well as not by the AAI.

According to the press statement issued by AAI, in the initial stage, NVVN will certainly be using up the projects at airport terminals in Tamil Nadu and also Rajasthan. The solar ability needed at airport terminals in Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan is around 55 MW and 8 MW, specifically to come to be 100 percent solar-powered flight terminals.

Additional adding that the AAI airport terminals in Tamil Nadu have solar power plants with 3.5 MWp capability currently. Which 12 MW solar power is being acquired via open gain access to for the Chennai airport.

"The AAI and NVVN will certainly additionally jointly work towards sustaining the government of India's efforts for adoption of electrical cars by the development of public charging infrastructure and advertising the use of electrical automobiles at airport terminals," the statement kept in mind. A plan will certainly be established for the fostering of electrical vehicles on the city side and also airside at various airports and the arrangement of electrical car charging stations, the launch stated.

The MoU was checked in the presence of senior authorities from the AAI, NTPC in addition to NVVN, it specified.

In May, we had actually reported that the Oil as well as Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) as well as NTPC are preparing to establish a JV business for the renewable resource company. According to an ONGC statement, the two Maharatna's participated in a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on May 21, 2020, in Delhi to formalise this arrangement. The MoU will make it possible for both firms to accomplish their targets in the renewable energy service.

As per the MoU, NTPC as well as ONGC will certainly explore and establish sustainable power assets including overseas wind, in India and also overseas, and also discover chances in the fields of sustainability, storage, e-mobility, and also ESG (Environmental, Social as well as Governance) compliant projects.